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Soil Spectral Libraries for monitoring & reporting on SDG indicators in Northern Greece

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This presentation was presented during the 3 Parallel session on Theme 1, Monitoring, mapping, measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) of SOC, of the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon that took place in Rome 21-23 March 2017. The presentation was made by Mr. George Zalidis, from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Greece, in FAO Hq, Rome

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Soil Spectral Libraries for monitoring & reporting on SDG indicators in Northern Greece

  1. 1. Soil Spectral Libraries for monitoring & reporting on Sustainable Development Goal indicators in Northern Greece Nikolaos L. Tsakiridis, Nikolaos Tziolas, George Galanis, Eyal Ben-Dor, George C. Zalidis Prof. George Zalidis Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Agriculture Director of the Laboratory of Applied Soil Science Director of the Laboratory of Remote Sensing and GIS Scientific Coordinator of i-BEC ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI INTERBALKAN ENVIRONMENT CENTER
  2. 2. We are a non-profit, mission oriented international organization linking local and regional communities. WHO WE ARE ▸ Utilize Earth Observation Data ▸ Protect Natural Resources applying NEXUS Approach ▸ Stakeholer Engagement ▸ RD of new Products & Sevices OUR MISSION “
  3. 3. Advocate DeliverEngage i-BEC is a Participating Organisation of Link the community of users Not just data but also how these data can be used to address key questions Promote science and transfer of know-how GEO KNOWLEDGE BASE DEVELOPMENT ACT LOCAL, THINK GLOBAL
  4. 4. CONCRETE & SUSTAINABLE IMPACT TO GEOGLAM The Role of SOC ▸ Determine ecosystem and agro-ecosystem function, influencing soil fertility, water holding capacity ▸ Indicator of overall soil quality associated with nutrient cycling and its interaction with climate change ▸ Impact on the productivity of vegetation and in agricultural yields
  5. 5. OVERALL METHODOLOGY Platform Tier Knowledge TierData Tier SOCIETAL BENEFIT AREAS
  6. 6. SAMPLING AREA - THE NESTOS RIVER DELTA Data Tier
  7. 7. BUILDING THE GREEK SSL ▸ 474 Soil Samples ▸ Chemical Analysis of SOC ▸ 350 - 2500 nm - Sampling Output of 1nm ▸ Standard Protocol [V. Kopačková and E. Ben-Dor, 2016] Data Tier
  8. 8. MACHINE LEARNING 5-FOLD CROSS- VALIDATION BOOSTED REGRESSION TREES SIGNIFICANT & ROBUST RESULTS Scatter Plot of the Best Model PredictedSOC Real SOC Platform Tier
  9. 9.  SDG GOAL BASED APPROACH Knowledge Tier
  10. 10. Develop Innovative Solutions for & with end-users Mobile Soil Sensor System [vis-NIR Spectrometer] Field Diagnostic Toolbox Complete Set of Measurements in the field Precise – Instant – Low cost Working Together with selected GEO initiatives and H2020 projects FUTURE WORK
  11. 11. BUILDING A REGIONAL LIBRARY IN SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA Member of the Advisory Board ▸ Building of a Regional Standardized SSL [Task 4.2] ▸ Part of the Data Hub of GEO-CRADLE ▸ Open To All
  12. 12. www.i-BEC.org Find us at:

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